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Poster: He Live's Date: Sep 1, 2008 10:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 25th Anniversary: SOUTHWEST 1983 -- Red Rocks et.al.

you all know this already, i know -- but MAYBE -- this is the most exciting DEAD music i have heard in the last 2 months.....

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i have previously been averse to post-'81 GD, but.... oh boy, i have made the jump and now think i might like some concerts from 1983!!! for sure, and.... well i haven't heard them all yet, but they seem to have put together a great run in SEPTEMBER 1983.... i am sure others here can enlighten us as to which of the 10 shows they played this month were the best.... but either way -- i think i have finally found my homework assignement: HEAR THEM ALL.

BOISE STATE, ID 9/2/83:

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back to RED ROCKS, 9/8/83:

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SANTA FE, NM, 9/10/83:

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i was struggling, looking for a new kick, nothing was getting me excited, but, after having the show from SEPTEMBER 6 on the ipod for over a year i finally listened to it all -- and it was very pleasing indeed. the second set jam is as true to the idea of PRIMAL DEAD as you can get, and i never thought that was something i could find, post 1974 -- there is a level of risk taking and on-the-edgeness, especially from brent, of all people -- that really captured my attention. if anything, JERRY sounds like the tentative one, who keeps bringing the group back to familiar themes -- phil bobby and mr. mydland sound content to fly without a net.






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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 2, 2008 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th Anniversary: SOUTHWEST 1983 -- Red Rocks et.al.

I was just on a roadtrip to Idaho, following on to Montana, and back to Oregon. I made it a point to play the Idaho show from 83 and Montana in 74 in their respective states. Citizen's of Boise, submit for you are a conquered people. Simply priceless Phil, and a hot show as well.

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Poster: jalove Date: Sep 8, 2008 10:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th Anniversary: SOUTHWEST 1983 -- Red Rocks et.al.

Thanks for this! And gorgeous photos. On Sunday I realized it was 25 years since these mindblowing Rocks shows.

They were my 16-17-18th shows so I was not yet so picky. :-) But I went home convinced to drop out of law school; my life would proceed by its own design.

Ah the memories! Birdsong-Lazy Lightning, Phil's bombs (for Jill, he wrote later) in Helpknot, awesome Cassidy, Miracle-Bertha, Jerry's silken lines in Scarlet-Fire...

The power of the place - the dead at the rocks

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Sep 2, 2008 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 25th Anniversary: SOUTHWEST 1983 -- Red Rocks et.al.

great post!

Boise just might be the best of the year He Live's. off the top of my head - GREAT versions of Jack Straw, Big RR, and Deal in the 1st set, a pretty powerful Slipknot, and a lovely Baby Blue.